Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies Classes

Environmental Studies Curriculum

In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in bachelor degree programs must complete a minimum of 46 credits in general education (40 credits in the general education college core and 6 credits in programmatic general education courses).

General Education Core Requirements - 40 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
ENG 2XX Advanced Writing Competency (AW) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 130 Mathematics for Science and Technology 3
BIO 121 General Biology (SCI) 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology (SS) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU) 3
  Social Science Competency (SS) OR  
  Multicultural Competency (MC) 3
ENV 110 Environmental Ethics (E/P) 3
ECN 110 Principles of Economics (G/US) 3
ENV 168 Introduction to Geography (G/W) 3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 6 credits

IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies OR General Education Elective 3
STAT 167 Principles of Statistics 3

Environmental Studies Major Core Requirements - 37 Credits

Freshman Year

CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 111 General Chemistry II 4
ENV 103 Introduction to Environmental Science 4

Sophomore Year

ENV 120 Environmental Law and Regulations 3
ENV 155 Environmental Physics 3
ENV 220 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3

Junior Year

ENV 255 Environmental Monitoring 4
ENV 299 Environmental Studies Internship 3
ENV 310 Environmental Public Policy, Theory and Practices 3

Senior Year

ENV 410 Methods in Research and Practice 3
ENV 460 Capstone: Environmental Studies 3

Environmental Studies Electives - 37 credits

ENV 1XX Elective 3
ENV 3XX Elective 9
OPEN Open electives 25

Environmental Health Concentration - 18 credits

Junior Year

ENV 234 Site and Risk Assessment 3
ENV 250 Environmental Contaminants and Sanitation 3
ENV 330 Principles of Environmental Health 3

Senior Year

ENV 320 Environmental and Industrial Toxicology 3
ENV 420 Environmental Health Planning 3
HSC 410 Epidemiology 3

River Studies Concentration - 20 credits

Junior Year

ENV 130 Explorations in Riverine Ecology 4
ENV 230 Aquatic Ecology 4
ENV 232 Principles in Floodplain Ecology 3

Senior Year

ENV 225 Geology and River Geomorphology 3
ENV 325 Land Use and Watershed Management 3
ENV 430 Current Issues in River Conservation 3

Total Credits: 

120-122

* Directed elective courses may be taken in business, accounting, economics, management and leadership or manufacturing at the appropriate levels.

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Course sections noted with an 'H' are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an 'O' are delivered in an online format.

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